I went on vacation last week to New Mexico so I didn’t get much done in the way of blog reading, but I am sure that the mama blogging community has moved on from picking apples to picking pumpkins, and so have I. On Sunday we drove an hour south to Agua Linda Farm (you can see previous years trips here). We had a lovely late morning there and the weather was beautiful with a slight breeze. We had a small bite to eat as we got there at lunch time, then afterwards headed into the fields to pick pumpkins. This year there were many more pumpkins out in the field the previous years. That made it a lot more fun because there were small pumpkins for the girls to pick out on their own.
I rarely advocate playing with food. I’ve been to India and seen the poorest of the poor without food so I have a hard time letting perfectly good food like a large pumpkin go to waste. However on certain occasions the food might not be very edible anyway, like in the case of giant field pumpkins (they are too stringy when they get big). So we got just one giant one to carve. D being Italian and not willing to waste food either suggested we carve it, but keep it in the house so we could roast it the next day, that way ants don’t crawl all over it or javelinas munch on it. We’ve already seen an munched up pumpkin on the street in our neighborhood.
I adore winter squash and so does everyone else in this house so we got 5 small pumpkins, two to roast and stuff with spiced rice or risotto and eat out of! Eek! I have a lot of recipes for pumpkin you can check all out here. Normally I do a Pumpkin Tuesday feature in October but it totally slipped my mind this year so I will do it in November. If you have a great recipe using pumpkin and would like to submit a guest post for Pumpkin Tuesday in November, please feel free to contact me via the contact form.
Oh yes, the girls also rode ponies and ran through a hay bale labyrinth.
Have you picked pumpkins yet?